Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2015

Winemaker Notes:

“Estate-grown, hand-harvested grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with approximately 15 days maceration. During fermentation, delestage and pumping-over takes place twice a day. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into barrels and 4,000 liter casks where it matures for about one year.”

Blend: 82% Sangiovese, 3% Syrah, 15% Canaiolo Nero

95 points, Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast:

"Alluring aromas of woodland berry, sunbaked soil, hazelnut and truffle mingle with whiffs of leather and eucalyptus. The focused palate is savory and full of finesse, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, black currant, clove and tobacco alongside a tangy citrus note. Polished tannins and remarkable freshness for the hot vintage give it balance and structure. Drink now through 2023."

93 points, James Suckling:

“Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and burnt orange follow through to a full body with round yet firm tannins. A lovely, pure finish. Shows focus and finesse. Drink now or hold.”

92 points, Wine Advocate:

“The 2015 Chianti Classico is a bright and convincing wine from Barberino Val d'Elsa, one of the main comuni in the greater Chianti Classico appellation. This is a smooth and silky Sangiovese that glides clean over the palate with strength and intensity. Bright cherry, blueberry and herbal accents with wild sage and rosemary characterize the finish. Like many other wines from the 2015 vintage, there is an evident touch of cherry sweetness on the close.”

92 points, Wine Spectator:

“A dark expression of black currant, blackberry, iron and tar flavors renders this red slightly ominous, showing ripeness and harmony. Vibrant, ending with good grip.”

90 points, Decanter:

“This is a benchmark Chianti Classico, despite the eclectic inclusion of 5% Syrah. A rich, ripe and classy mouthful.”

Pricing

  • $23.39 each by the Single bottle = $23.39 add to cart
  • $20.13 each by the Half Case = $120.75 add to cart
  • $20.13 each by the Full case = $241.50 add to cart

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